American tenor Brendan Tuohy has been praised by The Cincinnati Post for his “big, bold tenor edged with silver” and he continues to move audiences both in the states and overseas.
2019/20 season has started, and Brendan is getting to sing several of his favorite pieces including Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, Rodolpho in La Bohème and tenor soloist in several Messiahs. He is also getting great opportunities to expand his repertoire this season by performing the Tenor soloist in David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion with Eugene Opera and singing the role of the Rent-a-Cop in Evan Mack’s hilarious world premiere opera, Yeltsin in Texas.
Tuohy’s 2018/19 season was an exciting year with many new experiences and the chance to sing a couple dream roles. He began the year going to Chicago to sing the Tenor Soloist in Haydn’s Theresienmesse with the Grant Park Music Festival. He then flew to China to sing several concerts with the ISING Music festival. When he returned to Seattle, Tuohy sang several roles in the Pacific Northwest including Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia, Mitch in Previn’s Streetcar Named Desire, and the Tenor Soloist in Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem.
From 2013/2017 Brendan split his time between singing in the United States and Europe. In the States he performed Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore and Riccardo Alberoni in Alessandro Scarlatti’s The triumph of honor with Opera Memphis. Bénédict in Béatrice et Bénédict and Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw with Eugene Opera. Alfredo in Die Fledermaus and Alfredo in La Traviata with Tacoma Opera. Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Albert Herring in Albert Herring, Chevalier in Poulenc’s tragic Dialogues des Carmélites, and Martin in The Tenderland with Vashon Opera. Tuohy has also frequently been seen on the concert stage performing with the Oregon Symphony, the Grant Park Music Festival, the Seattle Symphony, Pacific Music Works, and Symphony Tacoma to name a few.
Most recently in Europe, Tuohy made his German opera debut singing Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with the Berlin Opera Academy. In France he performed his role debuts of Tito in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito and as the title role in Mozart’s Idomeneo both with Opéra Orchestre National de Montpellier. He also sang several performances as Diomede in Cavalli’s rediscovered opera Elena with the Royal Opera of Versailles, l’Opéra d’Angers-Nantes, Opéra de Lille and l’Opéra de Rennes after premiering it with the festival in Aix-en-Provence.
Brendan is a former member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio program, Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program, and the Portland Opera Studio program. Brendan completed his academic training at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM) with a Masters Degree in Vocal Performance.